RBISS, BJISS, RBPIS
Gr.Ch. Bunnichem Chimborazo of Rowania JM "Matthys"
Born: 20 June 2017
Energy, Intelligence and Temperament to complete the perfect Labrador!
Matthys has earned (at the age of only 2 years):
- Res BISS (15 months)
- Res Best Puppy In Show: 2
- Best Puppy in Group: 6 (plus Puppy Group placings)
- Best Puppy in Breed: 9
- Best Junior in Group: 3 (plus Junior Group placings)
- Best Junior in Breed: 8
- Best in Group 2
- Group placings 12
- BOB: 21
- RBOB: 10
- CACIB: 2
- Champion Class wins: 26
- CCs: 19
- RCCs: 9
- Junior Merit Awards - 1 October 2018
- Qualified for Crufts 2019 - 2 June 2018
- Qualified for Crufts 2020- 1 June 2019
- Champion Title - 5 April 2019
- Grand Champion title - 20 September 2019 (Youngest Grand Champion Labradors in SA)
- AnimalTalk Top 100 listing: listed #2 Labrador, #7 Gundog, and #48 All-breeds in 2019
- NAPC Top Dog 2020: qualifier
- Supa 7 Spectacular: qualifier
This impressive and lively boy was bred by Mrs Annemiek van Vuuren in 2017. Both parents imported from Poland from the very well-known Dolbia Kennels.These bloodlines go back to famous kennels and their dogs, and I am very fortunate to have him.
Matthys is a boisterous youngster who oozes personality in the ring, and has done extremely well in a very short show period. The well research bloodlines were perfect for my well established kennel, and the opportunity presented itself when Annemiek sent me his picture and pedigree. Yes, I pleaded for this boy and endless patience has paid off. This boy has done the Breeder and myself proud, and I continue to be overwhelmed by the fact that I am the proud owner of this youngster.
Matthys's show record started off with a bang, winning Best Puppy in Show, and Reserves in Show at this level, followed by his Best Junior in Show winnings.The highlight of Matthys's career was being awarded Reserve Best in Show at the Labrador Kennel Club of South Africa's Championship show under esteemed Breed Specialist Mrs.Patricia Harrison(UK) who also judged the male Labradors at Crufts this year, 2019. Matthys won BISS on the Cape Gundog Show on 25 October 2019 and he qualified for NAPC Top Dog and Supa 7 Spectacular that will take place in January 2020.
A very special thanks to all the Handlers over the years that have taken him to the different levels in his career, without you we would not have achieved such heights, and to those that have groomed him so meticulously.
This charismatic boy typifies the perfecttemperament of a Labrador, and it is so rewarding to see all his good qualities carried forward to his progeny.
Matthys earned his Grand Champion title on 20 September 2019 which makes him the youngest Labrador in South Africa to receive this title.
He is everything, and more, that I could have hope for! He is my best friend and part of our family!